Synagogue in Goes, around 1910In the middle of the fourteenth century, a number of Jews who had fled from France resided in Goes. For centuries thereafter, there were no reports of Jews having lived in Goes. Jews returned to Goes once again during the early nineteenth century.

By 1834, they held religious services in a private home. In 1836, the Jewish community of Goes was awarded independent status. A synagogue was built soon after and was subsequently renovated in 1881. A Jewish cemetery, located on the Polderweg near the Zaagmolenstraat, was established in 1835.

The Jewish population of Goes grew until the mid-nineteenth century but declined thereafter. In 1911, the Goes community was merged into that of Middelburg. The few Jews who still resided in Goes during the German occupation of the Netherlands in the Second World War were deported via Amsterdam and the detention camp at Westerbork to Nazi death camps in Poland where they were murdered. The Jewish cemetery at Goes is currently maintained by local authorities. 



Jewish population of Goes: 

1809 17
1840 88
1869 52
1899 24
1930 6

Collectie en mediatheek

Dossiers (158) van de Commissie voor Oorlogsschade mbt 155 joodse
gemeentes (Amsterdam en mediene), 1945-1950.
Collectie > Documenten > 00005954

 Briefkaart  1901
Briefkaarten (2) van Franc van der Goes uit Hilversum en een onbekende aan Siegfried
Hoofiën in Amsterdam onder andere over "Das Kapital " van Marx, 1901.
Collectie > Documenten > 00013488

 Familiefoto  1897 (ca.)
Poppy Enthoven als meisje van ongeveer drie jaar
oud in Zeeuwse klederdracht, circa 1897.
Collectie > Fotos > 40012099

 Overzichtsfoto  1920 (ca.)
Exterieur synagoge Goes, circa 1920.
Collectie > Fotos > 40001696

 De archieven van de Nederlandsche Israelietische Gemeenten te Goes en te Zierikzee  s.a.
De archieven van de Nederlandsche Israelietische Gemeenten te Goes en te Zierikzee.
Collectie > Literatuur > 11000011

 Verslag van de handelingen der Permanente commissie, van Juni 1880 tot Juni 1881.  
Jaarverslag van de permanente commissie. Onder meer: nieuw gestichte gemeenten,
overwegingen met betrekking tot subsidiën, benoeming schoolbesturen.
Collectie > Joodse pers > 20026679

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